I have had a mixed experience with Pat McGrath labs as a brand. I bought two of their mini palettes and lipsticks earlier this year, and the lipsticks were mouldy but the eyeshadow palettes were incredible.
I probably wouldn't try their lipsticks again, but when I saw the Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette launch as part of their Christmas collection, it was love and first sight.
Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette
Everyone raves about the Pat McGrath eyeshadow formula, and before trying it myself, I had the mindset that they couldn't possibly be *that* amazing, but they absolutely are. I've never tried multichrome powder eyeshadows before, only duochrome, so I was somewhat mesmerised by them inside the Eye Ecstasy Sublime Palette.
The Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette is a little different to their past eyeshadow palettes, as it features cardboard packaging.
Pat McGrath Labs is a very luxe and high-end brand with the fanciest makeup packaging possible, and you are paying for the ‘experience', but the eyeshadow formula is the best I've ever tried, and eyeshadow palettes are my vice… I have tonnes of them!
When the Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette was revealed on social media, and everyone saw that it was a ‘mega' palette with eighteen shades, people were guessing prices of £200+ as her palettes tend to be £100+, but the reason the Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette is cheaper, is because of the more affordable packaging / presentation.
The shades are also smaller, which has brought the price down. Normally the Pat McGrath palettes have 1.32g per shade, and the ten shadows inside the Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette contain 1.1g each.
That's still a lot more than most brands include in their palettes, so the ‘smaller' pans are really, really not small at all. The palette is a lot bigger than I thought it would be.
Their palettes have plastic packaging, with ornate covers but the Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette has very slimline cardboard packaging, with a mirror inside the lid.
The cardboard packaging doesn't bother me at all, as I wouldn't take this palette anywhere other than home. The palette has two little ribbons stuck to the lid, but the ribbons were too tight, so you can't use the mirror and have the palette open at the same time.
The Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette is £60 which is pricey, but there was a promotional code for 10% off dropping the price to £54 with free shipping (Pat McGrath website orders come from the US) which I felt was a little more reasonable.
I know the packaging won't be for everyone, but the palette has an ornate pink and gold design on the front and back of the palette, as well as the box.
I wish they'd not put ribbons on the Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette as they cheapen the palette, so I snipped mine off – you can probably see them in the photos, but I can't be doing with a palette with a lid that doesn't stay open.
Top row from left:
Saturnalia (Chromatic Crimson with Pink Flash)
Bronze Nebula (Metallic Golden Bronze)
Major Mahogany (Warm Mahogany Matte)
Lunar Champagne (Warm Champagne Shimmer)
Violet Void (Deepened Violet with Pink Flash)
Gold Standard (Luminous 24kt Gold)
Middle row from left
Venomous Void (Mid-tone Magenta Matte)
Odyssey (Lilac Taupe With Pink Sparkle)
Fuchsia Shock (Fuchsia Purple Shimmer)
Megabyte (Deepened Khaki Green Shimmer)
Bronze (Brilliant Metallic Bronze)
Electron (Duochrome Rose Bronze with a Glittering Blue Flash)
Bottom row from left:
CosmiK (Duochrome Diamond Sparkle Pink)
Smoked Amethyst (Blackened Aubergine with Pink Sparkle)
Dragonfly (Duochrome Warm Gold Metallic with Blue Green Flash)
Venusian Orchid (Matte Mid-tone Pink)
Galactic Gold (Duochrome Platinum with Golden Chartreuse Flash)
Corruption (Duochrome Fiery Bronze)
I seriously don't have enough adjectives to explain my love for this palette. It is amazing, and packed with so many unique, multi-dimensional shades. I have to be honest, it's the kind of palette I'd use for a whole makeup look as the shades are so varied, and it's mostly shimmers and multichromes which is why this palette is so incredible.
For me it's the perfect extra palette to use with the thousands of nude palettes we all own, and you want to add a pop of colour or sparkle. I've loved wearing all matte neutral eyeshadow look, and then wearing one of the shimmers all over the eyelid.
My standout shades have to be; Saturnalia, Odyssey, Megabyte, Electron, Dragonfly and Corruption, but there isn't one shade I don't love. There are no disappointing shades, they're all super pigmented and have serious wow factor.
The Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition palette, and I never say this lightly but this is the best eyeshadow palette I have ever tried.
If you read my main blog regularly, my favourite palette until now was the Huda Beauty The New Nude Palette and/or Desert Dusk Palette. However, this has beaten both of those palettes by far, and if you value my recommendations, you have to give it a try if you have been thinking about it – you will not regret it.